Ben Maddow

Ben Maddow, a screenwriter and author whose credits included John Huston’s “The Asphalt Jungle,” has died. He was 83.

Maddow died Oct. 9 of heart failure in a Hollywood convalescent hospital, according to a friend, Alan Marcus.

Maddow worked with Huston on the script of “The Asphalt Jungle” in 1950 and adapted William Faulkner’s 1949 “Intruder in the Dust” for the screen.

He wrote and directed the documentaries “Storm of Strangers” and “The Stairs” and the 1959 film “The Savage Eye.” Maddow also directed and produced “Love as Disorder” in 1963.

A prolific writer, Maddow penned the novel “44 Gravel Street” in 1952 and such short stories as “You, Johann Sebastian Bach,” which won the O’Henry Prize in 1959.

A narrative poem, “The City,” won the Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize for Poetry in 1940. He also wrote illustrated biographies of photographers Edward Weston and W. Eugene Smith.

He is survived by his wife, dancer Freda Flier; daughters Ellen Zimet and Emily Dawson; and five grandchildren.

Mac Greenberg

Mac Greenberg, a 44-year Warner Bros. veteran and former vice president of international administration, died Sept. 27 of cancer.

Greenberg retired from WB in 1974. He is survived by his daughter Ellen, son-in-law Kirk Roderick, and two grandchildren, Sara and Laurie.

Funeral services were held Sept. 30 at Mt. Sinai Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills. The family has requested that any donations be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

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